Pre-Departure Checklist

Pre-Departure Checklist


1. Make your offer of admission unconditional

Your offer of admission is conditional until you have sent us a certified hardcopy of your diploma. In order to make your offer unconditional, you must provide the RSM Admissions Office with proof that you have completed your secondary education (including your final transcript) no later than 1 August. If you fail to meet this requirement, your offer will be revoked. Please check here for further details.

2. Arrange your immigration application (Entry Visa and or Residence Permit) in time (if applicable)

If you are not a national of one of the countries within the European Economic Area (EEA), you will need an Entry visa and/or a Residence Permit to study in the Netherlands. The RSM Admissions Office will send you at the beginning of March 2018 (not earlier) additional information on the immigration process if this applies to you. If you do not receive this information, please contact Ms. Joyce Maliepaard at More information about immigration can be found here. Students who do not receive their Entry visa in time and consequently are not in the Netherlands in the first week of September will not be allowed to start their studies at RSM.

3. Pay your tuition fee

The tuition fee must be paid and received before 31 August (this does not apply to NON EU/EEA students). Please find in the webpages of the Erasmus Student Service Center all the information about paying your tuition fees. Please note that Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University does not handle the tuition fee payment. Therefore, please do not send your proof of payment to the Admissions Office. 

4. Bring the necessary documents

Please bring with you to the Netherlands:

  • An identity card or passport valid for use in the Netherlands for the time that you are staying. 
  • Your admission statement from RSM (you received this statement as a pdf document).
  • Documents to register at the City Hall.

5. Arrange your medical insurance

Find information about medical insurance in the Netherlands under practical information.

6. Arrange financial matters

Please make sure that you have:

  • sufficient funds to support yourself and to pay your tuition fees. You can find an estimate of the living costs under practical information. 
  • enough money in Euros to cover your expenses for your first few days in the Netherlands. Your immediate expenses will most likely be your transportation costs from the airport to Rotterdam, meals and possibly overnight accommodation if you arrive before your room is available.

7. Arrange your accommodation

Find information about accommodation in Rotterdam.

8. Book a pick-up service at the airport

Find information about our pick-up service.

9. Become a member of STAR - Study Association of RSM

Become a STAR member and enjoy the benefits.